• 19:48
  • Wednesday ,14 August 2019
العربية

Gibraltar government source denies tanker will leave on Tuesday

by Al masry al youm

Copts and Poliltical Islam

00:08

Wednesday ,14 August 2019

Gibraltar government source denies tanker will leave on Tuesday

 LONDON (Reuters) – A highly placed Gibraltarian government source denied on Tuesday an Iranian news agency report which said the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 would be leaving the British overseas territory on Tuesday.

 
British Royal Marines seized the tanker on July 4 off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating EU sanctions by taking oil to Syria, which Tehran denies.
 
Iran s semi-official Fars news agency quoted unidentified Gibraltar authorities as saying the tanker would bee freed on Tuesday evening.
 
A senior Gibraltarian government source said that report was not correct. Earlier, Gibraltar said it was seeking to de-escalate the situation.